a. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, any person who
has served as the chief financial officer of a municipality for four consecutive years
and who is reappointed as that municipality's chief financial officer shall be granted
tenure of office upon filing with the clerk of the municipality and with the Division
of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs a notification
evidencing his compliance with this section.
b. Thereafter, the person shall continue to hold office during good behavior and efficiency,
and shall not be removed therefrom except for just cause and then only after a public
hearing upon a written complaint setting forth the charge or charges against him pursuant
to section 3 of P.L.1977, c. 39 (C.40A:9-140.9) or upon expiration or revocation of certification by the director pursuant to section
7 of P.L.1988, c. 110 (C.40A:9-140.12).
c. In the case of a shared service agreement between pilot municipalities, a tenured
chief financial officer may be dismissed to effectuate the sharing of a service entered
into pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2007, c. 63 (C.40A:65-1 et seq.) and such dismissal shall be deemed to be in the interest of the economy or efficiency
of the participants in the shared service agreement. The removal of a chief financial officer under this section shall not require the
pilot municipality to fulfill the requirements of subsection b. of this section. Instead, the pilot municipality shall provide the chief financial officer with a
written copy of the shared service agreement entered into by the pilot municipality,
and a letter stating that the position of chief financial officer in the municipality
is being eliminated for reasons of economy or efficiency as the result of the shared
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